In the Warmth

I have never seen any wild lizards in Ireland. In Switzerland, on the other hand, you only have to look under a rock when it is sunny to find one (or twenty!). I took these pictures while hiking in Oberdorf, Basel-land, Switzerland.

Hiding in a small fissure

Hiding in a small fissure

Warming up in the sun

Warming up in the sun

The Sparrow

Birds are often very hard to photograph, especially without a zoom-lens. Yet all the same, I managed to take this nice picture of a (female?) house sparrow using my wide-angle lens! The thing is that these birds get fed very regularly with bread crumbs and nuts, and therefore they come up very close looking for food.

Young House Sparrow

Young House Sparrow

In a Hotel

A couple of weeks back, just after I finished my Leaving Cert, I went on a trip to London with the Kilkenny Youth Orchestra. Although we were technically in ‘London’, we stayed in the cheapest hotel which could be found. This hotel was a Travel Lodge situated in Uxbridge, which is the very last stop on the outer edges of the London tube network! It took at least 3/4 of an hour each morning to get into the city.

The picture below is one which I took from inside my hotel room in Uxbridge. I find the way that the light shines in rather intriguing!

Creepy light coming through the window

Creepy light coming through the window

Back to Nature

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post; over the past few weeks I completed all of my Leaving Certificate State Examinations. These exams mark the end of my time in secondary school, and now I can move on to bigger and better things. I can’t believe that I am finally done with school! Now that I don’t have the pressure of the exams squeezing down on me, I can get back to doing some of the things I love: taking pictures, playing music, and working on various technological schemes! Here are some of my most recent pictures;

Wild Flowers

Foliage

College Chapel

It was some time ago since I visited Cambridge, but I found this beautiful picture of a chapel while browsing through my files. It shows Trinity College’s amazing chapel. I really love the symmetry in this picture!

Cambridge Chapel